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What’s the Ebola virus and how much danger is the UK in?

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:39 pm| By Robyn Vinter

The Ebola virus has killed 672 people in West Africa since February and is a “threat” to the UK, according to the Foreign Secretary.

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins angers the whole internet by saying some rapes are “mild”

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:16 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Yesterday, (previously) one of the world’s most respected scientists, Richard Dawkins angered almost the whole of Twitter by saying some rapes and instances of child abuse were worse than others.

Twitter phone

Twitter has lost $14bn this year, but upbeat results add $7bn to company’s worth

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:08 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Twitter has lost an eye watering $14bn in value this year, but share prices soared on Tuesday after the company’s results surpassed analysts’ expectations.

Pay Packet wages money envelope

Wages haven’t dropped so fast since Victorian times – here’s how Labour is exploiting that fact

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:47 am| By Robyn Vinter

Do you get the feeling your salary stretched further during the last government? Or the last century?


Aldi to surge past Waitrose to become UK’s sixth largest supermarket

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:59 am| By Harry Cockburn

It’s a supermarket sweep for Aldi and fellow budget supermarket chain Lidl, as the discount stores continue their siege of the British grocery market.

Cat's claws

Bank of England has plans to claw back bankers' bonuses

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 9:22 am| By Robyn Vinter

The Bank of England is set to announce plans to claw back bankers’ bonuses if they’re found to have broken the rules.

Google driverless car

Driverless cars to hit public roads in UK by 2015

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 9:13 am| By Harry Cockburn

Driverless cars could hit public roads in the UK as early as next year. The government is drawing up plans to trial the vehicles and Business Secretary Vince Cable is set to announce further measures to boost research.

International migration

How has migration changed since the 1970s? These charts reveal all

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 2:47 pm| By Sophie Hobson

David Cameron has just announced a raft of new immigration rules in the hope that the UK will become less attractive to immigrants, both legal and illegal.

Next lifted its profit hopes today as new stores and strong online sales gave the retail giant shelter from the stormy climate on the high street

M&S set to lag behind rival Next again in profit war

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 2:43 pm| By Robyn Vinter

If we asked you to name some big successful British retailers, Marks & Spencer would probably spring to mind before Next.

Cameron EU at 40

Seven things you need to know about Cameron’s new immigration rules

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 1:16 pm| By Sophie Hobson

David Cameron is clamping down on immigration.

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The Wellesley Hotel

Wellesley Hotel in hot water for charging £75 for three bottles of water

Tue, 29 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

£75 for three bottles of water? Only in London.


London's Gherkin skycraper on the market for £650m

Tue, 29 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

London’s Gherkin skyscraper is in a bit of a pickle. The 41-storey tower is up for sale for £650m as its owners, German property investors IVG Immobilien and Mayfair investment bank Evans Randall, failed to finalise a restructuring deal.

Slot machines gambling

Gambling in numbers: 7 stats that show the UK’s gambling problem

Mon, 28 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Today we discovered people aged 18-24 are doubly at risk of developing a gambling problem, because of technology and advertising.

This government map shows all UK areas that could be fracked

Half the UK is now open for fracking. This map shows all potential sites

Mon, 28 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Check out the areas open to exploration

England fan reflects on Englands 4-1 World Cup exit to Germany, 2010

Why 16-24 year olds are twice as likely to be addicted to gambling and how the World Cup didn’t help

Mon, 28 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Young people are twice as likely to be in the “at risk” category as the UK population as a whole, and the problem is getting worse.

Grey clouds

West London is badly flooded - these pictures show how serious the damage isVideo

Mon, 28 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Parts of west London are in chaos this morning after flooding blocked roads and rail lines.

Battersea Property

Crazy cost of London living: you pay TWICE as much rent as rest of UK

Mon, 28 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

The London property market has escalated to new heights of ridiculousness, as new research reveals that residential rent in the capital is twice as expensive as in the rest of the UK.

CEO of Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins

Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins is suing Yelp for "disgusting" reviews

Fri, 25 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins is suing Yelp for “defamatory and disgusting” reviews about the company.

Property buyers graph

GDP back to pre-recession levels… but here’s what today’s economic figures don’t tell youVideo

Fri, 25 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

It’s party time at the House of Commons, as the Office for National Statistics today revealed our GDP is back to the level it was before the recession.

Charlie Brooks

Rebekah Brooks' husband Charlie to stand as UKIP candidate next year, in snub to Cameron

Fri, 25 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

David Cameron’s chum Charlie Brooks is set to shake hands with Nigel Farage and stand as a UKIP candidate at next year’s general election.

Amazon fulfilment centre in Swansea

So Amazon just made a massive $126m loss...

Fri, 25 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Online retail giant Amazon has reported a loss of $126m (£74m) for its second quarter. However, revenues are up 23% to $19.34bn.

Luxury parking space in Mayfair

Parking mad! Three parking spaces in Mayfair on the market for £255,000

Thu, 24 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

If you’re a billionaire/millionaire fretting over the lack of parking spaces for your Bentley/Ferrari/Aston Martin in central London, then look no further.

Millionaire wealthrich - Who wants to be a millionaire with Chris Tarrant

One in 30 Londoners is a millionaire - but one in four live in poverty

Thu, 24 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

There are 281,000 dollar-millionaires based in London, according to new research – the equivalent of almost one in 30 of the capital’s population (including those who work in London).

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar just bought this Tech City building for £23m

Thu, 24 Jul 2014| By Shruti Tripathi

Lord Sugar has now become landlord of a building in Tech City.

4G explosion in the UK

Facebook revenues may be up 61% but they’re still 13x lower than Apple’s

Thu, 24 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Now, I’m sure there are few of us who would turn our noses up at making $2.91bn in total revenue in just three months, as Facebook just did in its second quarter of this year (Q2 2014).

Darren Westlake and Luke Lang of Crowdcube

Crowdcube breaks crowdfunding world record by raising £1.2m in 16 minutes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

It took just 16 minutes for crowdfunding start-up Crowdcube to close a £1.2m funding round yesterday.

Mysterious plane

Video: Could these mysterious planes that circled London be listening to our phonecalls?Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Police are being urged to reveal details of two planes that circled parts of London and Essex for more than two hours yesterday.

Cameron and Boris tennis match

Cameron urged to return £160k tennis match donation from Russian ex-minister's wife

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

The Tory party received a whopping £160,000 donation for a Tennis match played by David Cameron and Boris Johnson.

Sad George Osborne

Did you know the country’s debt just hit a new high of £1.3 trillion?Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

National borrowing is actually going up, with the UK in more debt than ever before and borrowing more than last year.